DAVID Drysdale has lost his DP World Tour card after bowing out at the second stage of qualifying school in Spain last week.

The former Dunbar Grammar School pupil was making his first return to Q School since 2008, having played 574 tournaments on the main tour.

Drysdale got off to a great start at Desert Springs Golf Club in Almería, carding back-to-back 67s to sit on 10-under par and only one behind the leader, and eventual winner, Philipp Katich.

But a weekend collapse saw the Cockburnspath man drop down the field.

A third-round 77 saw Drysdale lose ground before a closing-round 74 left the golfer on three-under for the tournament, four shots shy of reaching the final stage.

Katich would claim victory with a 21-under par performance, advancing to the finals stage in Tarragona today (Thursday).

Drysdale’s wife and caddy Victoria said on Twitter: “Caddying for my husband these past six years on the DP World Tour has been the best job in the world.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”